Neutral fall décor is one of the simplest and most beautiful ways to decorate your home for the season.
Decorating our home for fall is my absolute favorite! For me, fall equals warmth and coziness. I love to incorporate that cozy feeling into our home when I decorate for fall with lots of textures, natural elements, and warm tones. Neutral fall décor is effortless, timeless, and easily fits into an already existing color palette.
What is neutral fall décor?
Neutral fall décor is cozy, inviting, and comforting. It includes rich textures, natural elements, warm earthy tones, along with spicy autumnal scents. Fall décor should engage each of the five senses to create the coziest fall atmosphere.
Yes, fall décor should also include the sense of taste and smell! My family loves comfort food in the fall (this is a family favorite recipe) and the scent of fall is so delicious with a crock pot potpourri simmering on the kitchen counter.
5 Neutral Fall Décor Ideas
Here are five simple ways to decorate your home for the season using neutral fall décor.
Real or Faux Pumpkins
Nothing says fall more than pumpkins! I love to add pumpkins not only to our outdoor décor but inside as well. They add that natural, organic element that I adore.
My favorite way to style real or faux pumpkins is by stacking them. It’s a little early in our area for real pumpkins so I stacked a couple of faux pumpkins from Michael’s at this side entrance to our home. Don’t be afraid of using faux natural elements! Faux pumpkins have come a long way over the years. There are some really nice, affordable, realistic looking pumpkins available these days.
My favorite real pumpkins to search for are Cinderella pumpkins. They are flatter and a little wider than the traditional Halloween pumpkin. I like to search for pumpkins that are a little misshapen (nothing in nature is perfect, right?!) with long curly stems. These faux ones reminded me of some of my favorite real pumpkins!
Typically I prefer white pumpkins, but I loved the shades of greens & yellows in these pumpkins! The colors worked well with the other neutral fall décor in our home.
To stack faux pumpkins, simply remove the stem from the pumpkin on the bottom of the stack. Easily remove the stem by gently twisting & pulling until the glue on the stem releases from the pumpkin. When you want to add the stem back on, just pop it right back in the hole with a little dollop of hot glue. So easy! You can watch the video I created of this pumpkin hack on Pinterest.
Cozy Throw Pillows
Transforming your living room into a comfy, relaxing space for fall is easy with the addition of cozy throw pillows.
I prefer to purchase pillow covers, instead of the entire throw pillow. This way, I can change the look and feel of our couch throughout the year without having to store pillows when they are not in use. I simply change the pillow cover and continuously reuse the same insert (my favorite down insert is linked here). Perfect for a home with the limited closet space!
Mix pillows of different sizes, patterns, and textures for extra coziness. I love to add thicker, textured pillow covers like this faux fur pillow cover and this oversized woven plaid pillow to our neutral fall décor. Thicker textured fabrics makes the house feel just a little bit warmer on the coolest of autumn days.
How adorable is this plush pumpkin pillow?! It is the perfect, cozy addition to our living room for fall.
And how cute is this smaller pumpkin pillow too…
Amber Glass Bottles & Vases
Amber glass adds deep, rich, warm tones to neutral fall décor with it’s beautiful gold-brown color. Antique amber glass bottles & vases add character to fall décor with their unique shapes and distinctive lettering.
My love of amber glass and specifically amber glass bottles started a little over a year ago. As I was strolling through an antique store, I noticed beautiful brown glass jars. Each jar unique in it’s own way with stories I could dream up of why and how these brown glass jars were used previously. And thus, my love and collection of amber glass began.
I styled my small collection of antique amber glass bottles along with these new amber glass vases from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia on our sofa table. In some of the antique amber glass bottles I added candles. And in the new amber glass vases, I added bouquets of seasonal flowers.
This created a beautiful, charming centerpiece on our sofa console table perfect for the transition from summer to fall.
These bottles filled with flowers and candles would make a great centerpiece on a fall tablescape as well!
Copper is a beautiful metal to decorate with all year, especially in the fall. It adds metallic texture and warm tones which mix in seamlessly with neutral fall décor.
I added a small copper pot to the shelf in our kitchen. The rich copper color pops against the white shelf and white walls.
I styled the copper pot very simply by placing on a stack of white dishes with the lid placed on top.
There are so many fun & creative ways to style a copper pot. Leave the lid off and fill with fresh greens (seeded eucalyptus would look beautiful in this!), fresh seasonal fruit or veggies, or even add a collection of wooden spoons.
Neutral Fall Artwork
Add fall artwork to your walls and shelves with scenes that depict fall landscapes or fall images.
I added fall artwork to this small wall in our home located between the kitchen and living room. I love the warm fall tones this print & the gold frame add to this area.
Framed art does not need to cost a fortune. The framed art hung here was purchased at Target a couple of years ago. This new framed pear & apple art available at Target is a favorite of mine, both pieces extremely inexpensive.
Another inexpensive way to add artwork to your home is by purchasing a digital download, printing the print yourself, and then adding the art to a frame you already have in your home. My favorite online digital print store is BFF Print Shop. They have a large variety of prints to download and all are available for $20 or less. It’s such an easy, inexpensive way to change the art in your home throughout the seasons!
Want to hang artwork a little differently?!
I decided to hang our fall framed art from a brown satin ribbon. I am loving how it looks! It adds a fun, whimsical touch to this wall.
To recreate this look, add two eye hooks to the left and right side of the back of your frame. Tie one piece of ribbon to the left eye hook, and another piece of ribbon to the right eye hook. Meet the ribbon ends in the middle of the print and tie in a knot. Hang from a nail. Then, tie another piece of ribbon around the nail and tie into a bow. Cut the tail ends of the ribbon in an upside down “V”.
A simple touch but so beautiful!
Other Neutral Fall Décor Ideas
Some of my other favorite ways to decorate our home with neutral fall décor:
- Tea towels
- Gold accents
- Olive branch stems
- Blankets & Quilts
- Vintage crocks & jugs
- Dried Florals
Fall Inspiration on Pinterest
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